December 15, Advent

The sun is shining, the grass is green….well not so green here in Denbigh. 


The song came to me this morning as the sun decided to peak for a few moments.  Those moments were rather nostalgic for me – thinking of Christmases past and of family gatherings.  The old artificial trees with the glass ornaments.  Everything shimmered in the sparkling lights.


I wonder how Mary felt as the baby kicked.  How did Joseph feel when he first heard the news?  Perhaps they both thought back to previous Hanukkah celebrations.  They might have looked forward to the next steps on their journey to Bethlehem.


Is there something, a song or old movie, that brings you back to those sentimental thoughts?  What sort of rememberings will you bring forward as the year closes?  A new song? A new story? 

 
Take a few more steps today and pack a memory in your luggage for this year’s journey to the cradle.